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A Writer at War

Vasily Grossman With The Red Army, 1941-1945

By Vasiliĭ Semenovich Grossman

Edited and translated from the Russian by Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova Knopf Canada is proud to present a masterpiece of the Second World War, never before published in English, from one of the great Russian writers of the 20th century – a vivid eyewitness account of the Eastern Front and “the ruthless truth of war.”

When the Germans invaded Russia in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star, the Red Army’s newspaper. A Writer at War – based on the notebooks in which Grossman gathered raw material for his articles – depicts the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front, and the lives and deaths of soldiers and civilians alike. It also includes some of the earliest reportage on the Holocaust. In the three years he spent on assignment, Grossman witnessed some of the most savage fighting of the war: the appalling defeats of the Red Army, the brutal street fighting in Stalingrad, the Battle of Kursk (the largest tank engagement in history), the defense of Moscow, the battles in Ukraine and much more.

Historian Antony Beevor has taken Grossman’s raw notebooks, and fashioned them into a narrative providing one of the most even-handed descriptions – at once unflinching and sensitive – we have ever had of what he called “the ruthless truth of war.”

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Format: Book
Author: Grossman, Vasiliĭ Semenovich
Title: A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945 / [Vasily Grossman] ; edited and translated by Antony Beevor & Luba Vinogradova.
Publisher Date: New York : Pantheon Books, c2005.
Subject: Grossman, Vasiliĭ Semenovich World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Soviet World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Soviet Union.
Isbn: 0375424075
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Format: Book
Author: Grossman, Vasiliĭ Semenovich
Title: A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945 / [Vasily Grossman] ; edited and translated by Antony Beevor & Luba Vinogradova.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Pantheon Books, c2005.
Description: xxi, 378 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Grossman, Vasiliĭ Semenovich
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Soviet
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Soviet Union.
Other Author: Beevor, Antony, 1946-
Other Author: Vinogradova, Luba
Other Title: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-364) and index.
LCCN: 2005051033
ISBN: 0375424075
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 940.54217 Gro